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Title Seals : making and marking connections across the Medieval world / edited by Brigitte Bedos-Rezak
Published Leeds Arc Humanities Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series The medieval globe ; volume 4
Medieval globe ; v. 4.
Contents Cultural transactions : an introduction to medieval seals from a global perspective / Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak -- Seals as conceptual and ritual tools in Chinese Buddhism, ca. 600-1000 CE / Paul Copp -- Imprinting powers : the astrological seal and its doctrinal meanings in the Latin West / Nicolas Weill-Parot -- A medieval solution to an early modern problem? : the royal animal seals of Jambi / Annabel Teh Gallop -- Expressing new rule : seals from early Islamic Egypt and Syria, 600-800 CE / Petra M. Sijpesteijn -- The formation of urban identity on Byzantine seals / Claudia Sode -- The cloth seal : a mark of quality, identification or taxation? / John Cherry -- Archaeology and sigillography in Northern Europe / Michael Andersen -- Medieval treaties and the diplomatic aesthetic / Jessica Berenbeim
Summary "By placing medieval sealing practices in a global and comparative perspective, the essays gathered in this volume challenge the traditional understanding of seals as tools of closure and validation in use since the dawn of civilization. Far from being a universal technique, sealing is revealed as a flexible idiom, selectively deployed to mediate entangled identities: the introduction of Buddhism in early medieval China; the Islamization of Sasanian and Byzantine cultures; the balancing of Christian orthodoxy against classical and Muslim science; the development of civic consciousness in Byzantium; the efforts of tradesmen to brand merchandise for export; and the advancement of diplomacy from northern Europe to Indonesia. This examination of documentary seals, archaeologically recovered seal dies, and commercial and conceptual seals from cultures across the medieval world shows how skillful manipulation of their iconography, inscriptions, technology, and metaphorical meanings disseminated information, negotiated influences, asserted hegemony, and forged connections."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Analysis seals, sigillography, medieval media, communication technologies, diplomacy
Notes Cultural Transactions: An Introduction to Medieval Seals from a Global Perspective, Brigitte Bedos-RezakSeals as Conceptual and Ritual Tools in Chinese Buddhism, ca. 700-1000 CE, Paul Copp Imprinting Powers: The Astrological Seal and Its Doctrinal Meanings in the Latin West, Nicolas Weill-Parot Medieval Solution to an Early Modern Problem? The Royal Animal Seals of Jambi, Annabel Teh Gallop Expressing New Rule: Seals from Early Islamic Egypt and Syria, 600-800 CE, Petra M. Sijpesteijn The Formulation of Urban Identity on Byzantine Seals, Claudia Sode A Mark of Quality: The Rise and Fall of the Cloth Seal, John Cherry Archeology and Sigillography in Northern Europe, Michael Andersen Medieval Treaties and the Diplomatic Aesthetic, Jessica Berenbeim
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 21, 2019)
Subject Seals (Numismatics) -- History -- To 1500
Seals (Numismatics)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Bedos-Rezak, Brigitte, editor
LC no. 2019302515
ISBN 1641892579